struggling to conceive

Oct 28 2020

Struggling to Conceive

When Lauren came to see me she had been struggling to conceive  for over a year.   ‘I had been struggling to conceive I needed to feel like I was doing something to be a little bit more in control.’   Lauren is an extremely busy person, working as a sports teacher. Daily she went…

Sep 27 2020

Resilience

RESILIENCE   Are you feeling resilience? Or overloaded, overwhelmed and anxious?     We are all on an emotional roller coaster.   Although, we can make choices to help us feel more in control and to reduce the ‘what if’s’ whizzing around in our heads.   Believe in your ability to cope. Try and be…
Rest1

Sep 15 2020

Rest

I remember a friend asking me what I was going to do at the weekend. My response was ‘rest’. She went on to say she would feel ‘guilty’ if she wasn’t doing anything!   It is very common in my practice to hear from women who are constantly pushing themselves. They always say how great…
struggling to get pregnant

Jul 8 2020

Trying to conceive for over a year

    A young lady came to see for fertility reflexology. They had been trying to conceive for over a year.   “I decided to try fertility reflexology as I was struggling to get pregnant and had read online that reflexology can help.   After my first treatment I felt relaxed and calm. More in…
Hip Pain

Jun 29 2020

Hip Pain

Sarah had been experiencing hip pain as a result of a horse riding accident. She had been speaking to a friend about her hip pain and she suggested  trying reflexology.   When she arrived she felt very sad, her mood was low. The cortisone injections she had been having were no longer working as well.…
wellbeing

Jun 9 2020

My Wellbeing

My wellbeing  A healthy well balanced diet. I notice my energy is so much better, quality sleep and my skin feels the benefits. Drink plenty of water and watch my sugar intake. But I still have treat’s every now and then.    Sleep I struggle if I have a lack of sleep, it reminds me…

Jun 3 2020

How I became a reflexologist

Thought I would share with you how I became a reflexologist. I had been commuting and working in London as a PA. BC (before children) We decided to move to Oxfordshire and had 3 young children. Life was very full on, busy and with zero time for myself. I had been suffering with PMS for…
Peri-menopause and Self-care

Feb 19 2020

Peri-menopausal

Louise came to see me after being told that she was at peri-menopausal stage. Her own self-care had taken a back step due to a demanding job.   She realised that she needed to do something to help herself and made a resolution to book monthly treatments.   Louise needed some time out for self-care…
Get Walking

May 6 2019

“Get Walking”

May is National Walking Month and a form of exercise which I really enjoy. Not only does it help you get fitter. It can help you emotionally to feel better. Perfect for fertility, pregnancy,  and helps our hormones and stress levels. What are the health benefits from walking: Improved mental/emotional wellbeing Helps our circulation Reduced…

Apr 25 2019

“Secondary Fertility”

Liz came to see me for reflexology with Secondary Unexplained Fertility. Her first child had taken 2 years to conceive.   They had been trying for a second for over 3 years. All tests had been taken via their GP and had come back clear.   Due to an irregular menstrual cycle Liz had been referred…

Apr 8 2019

Stress and Hormones

  Stress has a big effect on our hormones and period health. It can even decide you should temporarily stop ovulating and having periods. I experienced this when moving to a new house 9 years ago, my periods stopped for 3 months. Stress can affect our cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone made by your…
Fertility Reflexology

Mar 3 2019

“Her Goal Was To Conceive”

      Claire a 28-year-old Supervisor, came to see me for Fertility Reflexology treatments. She said “Her Goal Was To Conceive”.   She had high anxiety and stress levels due to her very busy job. With a lot of stress/tension headaches.   Her goal was to conceive, feel more relaxed, less stressed and to…
Fertility

Feb 18 2019

“I Just Want A Baby!!”

A friend had recommended reflexology to Jo. Saying how great reflexology was for stress and fertility. Jo is a 30-year-old teacher. She had experienced an early loss miscarriage. She arrived feeling very upset and felt very anxious when we met for her first Fertility Reflexology appointment.  Very worried that she would be unable to conceive…

Feb 13 2019

Trying to conceive naturally?

    Ali, a 29-year-old Accountant came to see me for fertility reflexology.   She was desperate to start a family. They had been trying for a baby for over a year.   All tests had been carried out for them both and they had come back clear. Her GP suggested she that she may…
Self-Care

Nov 11 2018

What does self-care mean to you?

This is self-care awareness week, this year is “Choose Self Care for Life” So what exactly is self-care? I regularly discuss with client’s the importance of self-care and what to do to help improve it. Self-care is about taking time out for yourself. Eating well, quality sleep, staying hydrated and exercising. We need to stay…

Oct 22 2018

The Menopause

The Menopause I entered the menopause not really knowing that much about it probably like most of us. Although I had been experiencing various/changing symptoms during the peri-menopause it came as a bit of a shock. I was listening to a podcast about the menopause on https://soundcloud.com/thelifestylenewshound/tlsnh-erika-schwartz and became interested in bio-identical hormones after hearing Dr Erika…

Oct 5 2018

Stress

    This week we mark National Stress Awareness Day. Wednesday 6th November 2019. Stress is our body’s way of responding to any sort of demand or threat. When you sense danger real or otherwise your body goes into fight or flight mode. Known as the stress response it is your body’s way of protecting…

Jun 18 2018

Summer Feet

Summer is a happy time for our feet. So lovely after months of  being trapped inside boots, trainers and shoes. Here are some tips for keeping your feet happy and healthy. When cutting toe nails you cut across and don’t cut down the side of the nail. Ingrowing toe nails are very painful. Longer nails…

Jun 5 2018

Karen Jones Reflexology

I am excited to announce I have changed my business name from Wellbeing Treatments to Karen Jones Reflexology. The name Wellbeing Treatments was originally used for my business as I wanted to explore other treatments as well as reflexology. I was also selling candles at this time so the name Wellbeing tied in nicely. However,…

Apr 5 2018

Breathe

      When suffering with stress or anxiety it is important to look at how you are breathing. As part of the nervous system we have the sympathetic nervous system which is stimulated in the stress response and the parasympathetic system which is responsible for resting and regeneration. When in stress response, the sympathetic nervous system responds by breathing faster…

Jan 2 2018

It’s Time To Find Balance

For many the New Year heralds a new start with new resolutions which work for some people. What we need to strive for is balance. The way forward is to make small changes which are easier to stick with. So rather than changing your whole diet, you could change one meal daily. Perhaps breakfast, instead…

Nov 12 2017

Feeling Worn Out or Overwhelmed

We all end up feeling completely worn out or overwhelmed from time to time. It is a sign at these times that we need to start looking after number one.Listen to your alarm bells and pop the road humps in to help slow down as it is essential for our health and wellbeing. We end…

May 14 2017

Observing Feet

  Observing feet some reflexologists believe that the different colours, shapes and temperature on the feet are indications of the physical and emotional health of the client. When a new client (or existing client) comes for a treatment after taking a full consultation I take a look at their feet. I use the following as a guide, which…

Apr 25 2017

Hay Fever: Natural tips

If you are someone unlucky enough to suffer with hay fever or some form of rhinitis, around a quarter of the population do. You will have experienced sneezing, sniffling, itchy and watery eyes. For some people it starts around April or May depending upon your particular allergy ash, birch, grass, oak, plane and rape being the…

Jun 9 2015

Empty Nest

So last week  the nest finally became empty as my youngest son moved out. I always remember an elderly lady admiring my first-born and saying enjoy it they grow up so fast, hard to believe at that stage but how right was she! Wow, what a blast the last 25 years have been including high’s…

May 26 2014

Tips for a good night’s sleep

How often do you find that you are longing for a good night’s sleep. Without enough sleep you tend to be less alert, have memory problems and a lack of concentration. Making you feel more irritable, as small problems start to magnify themselves. It can also impact both your health and wellbeing. There can be…

Apr 1 2014

Suffering from Morning Sickness

Within a few days of discovering or realising you are pregnant  nausea or sickness often commences, over half of all women experience this. This is a very good sign and is caused by a rise in your HcG hormone. This is not the same as hyperemesis gravidarum which is severe sickness as experienced by Kate…

Mar 12 2014

Neck, Shoulder, Back Tension

So what is tension Tension comes about by holding our emotions inside our bodies. Some emotions can be embarrassing, painful or unpleasant as a result we can end up suppressing them as we don’t want to experience them as we don’t want family, partners, friends and the outside world to see them. This is often…

Feb 13 2014

What do your feet say about you

  When carrying out a reflexology treatment for the first time  I am looking at the colour, temperature and shape of the feet, as this gives me a better understanding of the  person I am treating. Colour My experience is that I generally  see medium pink coloured feet. However, sometimes I see yellow feet which…

Jan 26 2014

How will I feel after my Reflexology treatment

After your reflexology treatment you may feel thoroughly relaxed. You should experience calm and a feeling of well-being, as stress and tension are relieved and your circulation is improved leaving all the systems of your body functioning fully and in their natural state. To gain maximum benefit from your treatment Rest as much as possible…

Jan 15 2014

The History of Reflexology

So where did reflexology originate from? Many different cultures and places independent of each other throughout history have had diffent forms of working on the feet to affect health including India, China, Far East, Egypt and Europe. Perhaps it even came about after our primitive ancestors ran and walked in bare feet over uneven ground…

Oct 28 2013

Post Natal Depression (PND)

  Is Post Natal Depression affecting you? You may have had a straight forward pregnancy and have bloomed throughout or perhaps a very difficult nine months. The same goes for labour very quick, straightforward and natural or long with intervention that had not been planned either way it can be a shock! Bringing home your…

Oct 4 2013

So what exactly is reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient technique where the feet mirrors the body which are mapped out into areas called reflex points. As a reflexologist I use my thumbs and fingers to work the reflex points on either the feet or hands. I work the reflexes to bring a response to the corresponding part of the body.…

Sep 24 2013

Congratulations On Your Pregnancy

How are you feeling now you are pregnant During pregnancy you may experience many different feelings on both an emotional and physical level. Emotionally, you may be having an unplanned pregnancy (a big shock I know!) or perhaps it has happened quicker than you thought it would, or you had got to the stage where…
Miscarriage

May 17 2013

My Miscarriage

 My Miscarriage I can understand and appreciate the sudden loss of a miscarriage. Having experienced this in 1988. Upon discovering I was pregnant we were delighted and excited. At my scan around 18 weeks, I was told that there was a mass but it was not a baby. A second opinion was called for and…
Pregnancy

Mar 26 2013

How can I get pregnant

This is a question that I get asked a lot, “how can I get pregnant?” The best thing you can do is to get yourself into the healthiest state possible. Make sure that you are a healthy weight, and eating as healthy as possible. Regular exercise can not only regulate you weight, help reduce stress…

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